e-CFR Navigation Aids


Simple Search

Advanced Search

 — Boolean

 — Proximity


Search History

Search Tips


Latest Updates

User Info


Agency List

Incorporation By Reference

eCFR logo

Related Resources

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

We invite you to try out our new beta eCFR site at https://ecfr.federalregister.gov. We have made big changes to make the eCFR easier to use. Be sure to leave feedback using the Feedback button on the bottom right of each page!

e-CFR data is current as of March 2, 2021

Title 15Subtitle CChapter XX → Part 2015

Title 15: Commerce and Foreign Trade


§2015.1   Purpose.
§2015.2   Definitions.
§2015.3   Export certificates.

Authority: Sec. 404, Pub. L. 103-465, 108 Stat. 4809; Proclamation 6763, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 147; Proclamation 7235, 64 FR 55611, October 13, 1999.

Source: 64 FR 67153, Dec. 1, 1999, unless otherwise noted.

return arrow Back to Top

§2015.1   Purpose.

The purpose of this part is to provide for the implementation of the tariff-rate quota for sugar-containing products established as a result of the Uruguay Round Agreements, approved by the Congress in section 101 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (Pub. L. 103-465). In particular, this party provides for the administration of export certificates where a country that has an allocation of the in-quota quantity under a tariff-rate quota has chosen to use export certificates.

return arrow Back to Top

§2015.2   Definitions.

For the purpose of this subpart, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a) In-quota sugar-containing products means any article classified under any of the subheadings of the HTS specified in additional U.S. note 8 to chapter 17 of the HTS that is entered under the in-quota rate of duty.

(b) Allocated country means a country to which an allocation of a particular quantity of sugar-containing products has been assigned.

(c) Enter or Entered means to enter, or withdraw from warehouse, for consumption.

(d) HTS means the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

(e) Participating Country means any allocated country that USTR has determined is, and has notified the U.S. Customs Service as being, eligible to use export certificates.

(f) USTR means the United States Trade Representative or the designee of the United States Trade Representative.

return arrow Back to Top

§2015.3   Export certificates.

(a) To claim the in-quota rate of duty on sugar-containing products of a participating country, the United States importer must make a declaration to the United States Customs Service, in the form and manner determined by the United States Customs Service, that a valid export certificate is in effect with respect to those sugar-containing products.

(b) To be valid, an export certificate shall:

(1) Be issued by or under the supervision of the government of the participating country;

(2) Specify the name of the party to whom the certificate is issued, the product description and quantity, shipment date, and the quota year for which the export certificate is in effect;

(3) Have a distinct and uniquely identifiable number; and

(4) Be used in the quota year for which it is in effect.

return arrow Back to Top

Need assistance?